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RoanokeFan
02-05-2013, 03:42 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/42452/59/team-needs--and--roster-rankings

Excerpt: "The 2012-2013 NFL season is officially in the books, and the Scouting Combine is less than a month away. Free agency opens on March 12. With coaching staffs settled, impending free agents identified (http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/42077/309/nfl-free-agent-master-list-13), and salary cap situations beginning to clarify, here is a look at the four most glaring positional needs for every club entering the 2013 offseason.

Teams are ranked in order of roster quality.

6. New York Giants

OL: Left and right tackles Will Beatty (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/5271/Will-Beatty) and Sean Locklear (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/2667/Sean-Locklear) are free agents. 32-year-old David Diehl (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/940/David-Diehl)'s effectiveness has evaporated and he's a surefire cap casualty on a $4.475 million base salary. Center David Baas (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/3178/David-Baas) is entering his age-32 season, right guard Chris Snee (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/183/Chris-Snee) is coming off hip surgery, and left guard Kevin Boothe (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/3977/Kevin-Boothe)'s contract is up. GM Jerry Reese has compiled intriguing young front-five depth in the draft, but there will likely be major changes on an aging Giants line.

CB: Sagging pass rush contributed to the 2012 secondary deficiencies, but cornerback was still a huge weakness. Oft-burned supposed top corner Corey Webster (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/3188/Corey-Webster) is a release candidate on a $7 million salary. Rookie slot man Jayron Hosley (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/7439/Jayron-Hosley) was up and down in his first season. Likely to cut Webster, the G-Men need to find at least one starting cornerback via free agency or the draft.

LB: Strong-side maven Mathias Kiwanuka (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/3616/Mathias-Kiwanuka) is the Giants' only surefire linebacker starter for 2013. Weak-side incumbent Michael Boley (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/3341/Michael-Boley) is expected to be cut, and pedestrian middle man Chase Blackburn (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/3479/Chase-Blackburn) has run his course. In-house options include Mark Herzlich (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/6534/Mark-Herzlich) and Jacquian Williams (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/6706/Jacquian-Williams).

TE: Reese is high on 2012 fourth-round pick Adrien Robinson (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/7579/Adrien-Robinson), but he was drafted as a height-weight-speed project and played three snaps as a rookie. The Giants can feel good at tight end if they keep free agent Martellus Bennett (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/NFL/4639/Martellus-Bennett)and use 2013 as another development year for Robinson. " Read more...

Shimmy
02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Definitely think we need to worry about OL, and CB positions first, but we all know how Jerry Reese works. I can't see Reese passing on (TE) Ertz from Stanford if he's still available. Will be REAL interesting to see if Te'o is still there for grabs as well.

RoanokeFan
02-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Reese definitely has a flare for the unconventional

Jahh
02-05-2013, 04:07 PM
Funny how they call Kiwi the only "surefire" starter in the LB corp. It's hard to remember any plays where he made an eye popping impact. I think they're going to bring him back down to the line where he belongs.

DownWitJPP
02-05-2013, 04:39 PM
looks like Jacquian Williams will take over the WLB Job, maybe re-sign Rivers, and the one linebacker I am actually excited to see get more snaps is Paysinger

Flip Empty
02-05-2013, 04:44 PM
I didn't realise Baas was that old... why'd he get signed to such a long deal again?

RoanokeFan
02-05-2013, 04:48 PM
looks like Jacquian Williams will take over the WLB Job, maybe re-sign Rivers, and the one linebacker I am actually excited to see get more snaps is Paysinger

I'd probably prefer a healthy Rivers to Boley

yo-ho
02-05-2013, 05:02 PM
I didn't realise Baas was that old... why'd he get signed to such a long deal again? He's old, but sat the bench most of his career so he's not too beat up.

Morehead State
02-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Definitely think we need to worry about OL, and CB positions first, but we all know how Jerry Reese works. I can't see Reese passing on (TE) Ertz from Stanford if he's still available. Will be REAL interesting to see if Te'o is still there for grabs as well.
I just don't think that NY is the place for Te'o.
I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped to the 2nd round.

Shimmy
02-05-2013, 07:03 PM
I just don't think that NY is the place for Te'o.
I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped to the 2nd round.
I saw in some mock drafts they're predicting him to fall to the bottom of the first round for the Ravens. Can't wait until it all unfolds.

BlueBlooded1979
02-05-2013, 07:30 PM
He's old, but sat the bench most of his career so he's not too beat up.

He just isn't a top end center like his paycheck would dictate. He isn't any worse than when he showed up in NY.

RoanokeFan
02-05-2013, 07:31 PM
I just don't think that NY is the place for Te'o.
I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped to the 2nd round.

Can you imagine the NY media shark tank if he ended up here?

Redeyejedi
02-05-2013, 07:35 PM
I'd probably prefer a healthy Rivers to BoleyIf he can actually stay on the field yes.Giants have a few guys that can play there Williams,Paysinger,Rivers all can bring similar to better production. Smart move

BigBlueAllDay
02-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Can you imagine the NY media shark tank if he ended up here?

That's not a problem when you have the Jets and A-rod occupying that shark tank already. :p

RoanokeFan
02-05-2013, 07:38 PM
That's not a problem when you have the Jets and A-rod occupying that shark tank already. :p

But they're losing Tebow lol